Our trustees are:

John Starley – Following a successful career with many companies including ICI and Orchard House Foods, John set up as a freelance accountant.

John Rutter – John retired from the post of Chief Executive of the Blue Cross in 2008 and joined the Board of trustees soon after. The Blue Cross is one of the UK’s largest animal welfare charities. Before joining the Blue Cross, John had a very successful career in industry.

Trish Thompson – Trish is a client of Dogs for Good. She is Group Leader for a charity called the Back-Up Trust and has many years of experience devising and delivering training within the voluntary sector. Trish is also a trustee of the Lake District Calvert Trust.

Ginette Bryant – Following a highly successful career in the animal pharmaceutical industry, primarily with Ceva, Ginette is now Business Director of International Cat Care. Ginette lives in Stratford-upon-Avon with her partner and two dogs.

Annabelle Charman – Annabelle is Divisional Chief Operating Officer of Close Brothers Property Finance and a member of the Group Charity Committee, which is how she first encountered Dogs for Good and learnt about the life changing work they do for their clients. Annabelle had been seeking a trustee role with a charity which shared her core values and Dogs for Good was the perfect fit, with dog welfare at the heart of everything they do. As a trustee she strives to use her skills and expertise to support and maintain the quality and high standards of service which the charity provides to all of its clients.

Throughout her childhood and teenage years, Annabelle helped to train and care for several of her own pet dogs and truly understands the happiness and unconditional companionship which a dog can provide. In her spare time, Annabelle enjoys long distance running and competes in various events throughout the year.

Meet our leadership team